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Now that we are settling into a new year, see what's ahead for your love life — whether you're single or in a relationship. Christopher Renstrom is turning to your Ruling Planets to break down what to expect, what to be wary of and how you can make positive changes.
You were built for comfort, not for speed, which is just as well since your Ruling Planet is Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. People born under Venus get more hits with a come-hither look than they do by typing up a new profile. People fall in love with you when they meet you in person. You have an appeal that's comfortable, winsome, relaxed and infinitely engaging. But this only works when you meet in person, so no online dating or Match.com for you.
What you want to do is sign up for a cooking class, go to an art history lecture, enroll in a photography workshop, attend an intimate cafe concert or maybe even volunteer at the community garden. These may sound like impossibly random things to do, but Venus is the planet of art, music, gardens and culture. Do anything that is related to these areas of interest, and you will find a like-minded soul — and better yet, it will be a like-minded soul who's higher up on the money chain than you are.
You know how like attracts like? Well, that's the secret to the magic of Venus. Go to a bar, and you wind up with a drunk. Go to a wine tasting, and you will get a connoisseur. Now this doesn't mean that your courtship will be trouble-free, but at least you'll be socializing with a better class of person — and that's always a step in the right direction. You're a Taurus. You want the finer things in life. Let everyone else scour the sales racks searching for castoffs; you need to be strictly top-of-the-line when it comes to love.
It won’t be easy finding love with Saturn currently traveling through the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Saturn puts a cosmic block on all incoming calls, so you can expect a steep uphill climb until December 2014.
Use this time to reexamine what you're looking for in a mate and don't be shy about raising your standards. It's probably something you should have been doing all along.
This is a tough time for your relationship, and Saturn in your opposite sign could bring a break up, separation or talk of divorce. If things fall apart during this time, then that's because your relationship was on shaky ground, and you should really move on. However, rough passages can introduce you to strengths that you didn't think your relationship had. It can also bring out sides of your spouse that you had hoped were there all along — and now you'll see that they are.
Taurus is all about turf, and sharing is not one of your strong points. Your things are your things, and "ours" is just a word with an invisible "y" in front of it. You may have gotten a bit possessive, overbearing and bossy lately without really knowing it. You need to lighten up and to be more flexible and forgiving. You can't have things on your terms all the time. I mean you can, but it makes for cold company at night.
Try making love after a visit to the gym. Your energy level is high, your endorphins are going and you're ready to rock. You tend to be more sensual than sexual, so you need to pump it up a bit in this department. Candlelit dinners are great for getting cozy and romantic, but the only thing you feel like doing after a nice meal is going to bed. And that's bed as in going to sleep. Sorry, but you're not really conscious after 10:00 p.m.
The most stressful times of the year for you will be mid-February, mid-May, mid-November and Dec. 21, 2013, when Venus turns retrograde. These are not the times to get your hopes up romantically speaking. If anything, you'll want to schedule trips away or time with friends so you don't even have to think about it. Meanwhile, the solar eclipse on May 9, 2013, can bring some game-changing developments in love. They won't be what you’re looking for, but they will be something that you will enjoy — and what's wrong with that?
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